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Welcome to the Endless River Adventures Newsroom. This is your source for up-to-date information pertaining to Endless River Adventures, river news, industry updates, news about the region and more!

Articles Catalog

The wealth of information found in our Articles catalog is unmatched in the industry: Gear Review, Kids & Paddling, tales of Whitewater River Adventures, Rolling Concepts, Technique/Skill Development, Women & Paddling, Guest Articles, and stories that capture River Magic. You will find spending time reading the articles posted both informative and entertaining. And we always welcome articles from you to share in our Guest Articles section.

Contact Info for Journalists/Writers:
Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff
828-488-6199 (office)
828-488-2259 (fax)

It's All About Kids and Kayaking!!

Kids Fest 2016: It's all about Kids and Kayaking

Make A Splash! This Fall Break

Fall Break Rafting Options

Costa Rica and Ecuador 2016 Winter dates

Start Dreaming for Your Costa Rica/Ecuador Trip

Trip dates are up for our 2016 Costa Rica and 2016/early2017 Ecuador trips.  

Partnering with Liquidlogic and BigDog Kayaks

Liquidlogic and Big Dog Kayaks

2016 Calendar of Events

Races, Competitions, Freestyle, Slalom, Nantahala Open, Festivals, Cheoah Release, Tallulah Release, 2016 Whitewater Kayak Events

Time for a New Years Resolution!

New Years Resolutions 2016

The ExtraOrdinary Every Day: Preferred Land Rover Company

Endless River Adventures has been selected to participate in a unique “spend more time outdoors” program with Land Rover and their new Discovery SUV.  As part of the promotion of the new Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover is trying to get people to spend more time outdoors in their Discovery SUV – a vehicle with the driving dynamics to tackle both on- and off-road. Endless River Adventures is proud to have been chosen to be a part of this program.

Mastering the Falls with Anna and Juliet

Needing some encouragement at the Falls? Looking to start running new lines through the Falls? Interested in spending a day with two of the top female instructors - Anna Levesque and Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff? Here is your day! We will start the day off with an optional yoga session focusing on yoga for kayakers, then a day of tweaking technique and working the Falls under the guidance of Juliet and Anna. We will wrap up the day with wine and cheese - and a beautiful view, on the ERA porch.
Date: August 30th from 8AM - 5PM
Price: $175
Details: The workshop is open to everyone regardless of what skirt you wear!  We do ask that you are comfortable running the Nantahala and have a roll that you at least feel confident trying - even if it does not always succeed at the Falls.

End of a 21 Year Partnership


Bryson City, July 08, 2015 — The announcement  by Confluence Outdoor of moving the Wave Sport brand to Europe ends a 21 year partnership between Wave Sport and Endless River Adventures

Learning to Fly Fish

Of course you want to learn to fly fish! It is the perfect sport to get outdoors, enjoy being by the river, and spend time with your best bud - whether that bud is your mom, dad, brother, sister, friend or just you. Our two-day fly fishing clinics will prep you for enjoying this great sport.....

Volunteering for Tallulah is a win-win!

Volunteer for Tallulah

2015 Whitewater Events Calendar

Races, Competitions, Freestyle, Slalom, Nantahala Open, Festivals, Cheoah, Tallulah Release Dates, 2015 Whitewater Kayak Events

Year Round Dream Vacation Spot: Ecuador

The RioQuijos EcoLodge is your South American escape for whitewater, bird watching, biking, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of the Oriente of Ecuador.

RioQuijos EcoLodge & Reserve

Instruction Gear Sale

The Angler's Loft is Stocked for Fishing

Local Flies, Kids Fly Fishing Gear, TFO rods, advice!  All found in the Angler's Loft--upstairs in the Boater's Store.



Check out the website for more information....

And follow the Open on Facebook for updates!

Redemption on the River

Three years ago I went to Costa Rica with Endless River Adventures and had a wonderful time….except for the last day on the river.  Everyone has those days where things just don’t line up, when it might have been better to stay in bed.  Well I had just such a day on the Rio Pejibaye. 

12 Days of Christmas Sale

Back by popular demand... or 12 Days of Christmas Sale!

Paddling Partners: ERA and Wavesport

Team Wave Sport

For many new boaters, having a good time on class II or III whitewater like the Nantahala is as good as it gets. You catch eddies, surf fun waves, maybe even jump in a big bubbly hole. You cheer on your friends or give them pointers on how to stay on longer, complete a flat spin, or get through a rapid more gracefully. At the end of a great day on the water, you hit the pub with your buddies, sharing food and drink and a river tale or two. You feel happy having enjoyed the great outdoors with good company in a tiny plastic boat. But you might not realize that the sport you enjoy so much looked a lot different not very long ago. And that Wave Sport and Endless River Adventures are 20-year partners in seeing these changes happen.

Thank you Adrea of CompassWriting.com for this great interview!

Celebrating 20 Glorious Years

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: July 13th is our anniversary celebration!
2013 marks the 20th year in business for Endless River Adventures (known to many as ERA). For two decades, “the shop” at ERA has been the go-to place for quality kayak instruction, a gear store, rafting outfitter, fly-fishing headquarters, a great place to park in the Gorge, and a homey back porch for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Look for special events and parties to celebrate the landmark as well as articles and interviews with key partners, friends, and supporters.

Summer Means Rafting!

Summer is here and it is time to be on the river!  With the Nantahala available every day and the Ocoee five days/week, there is something for everyone!

9th Annual Wave Sport Nantahala Open

Endless River Adventures and Wave Sport
Host 9th Annual Wave Sport Nantahala Open

Nantahala River, NC. – 2013 -  Endless River Adventures and Team Wave Sport, as well as our industry sponsors are pleased to announce the 9th annual Nantahala Open. The date of this year’s event is Saturday, April 27th, 2013. The Nantahala Open will again be dedicated to Team River Runner. 

Whitewater 2013 Events Calendar

The southeast is host to a summer full of events, competitions, races, many of which are centered on and around the Nantahala River. Join us for a summer full of events, competitions, races scheduled throughout the southeast and the Nantahala River. For participants and spectators alike, keep posted on all the dates during the season.

Wave Sport Recon Review by Craig Parks

Rain rain don't go away - we want another play day!  A brief window into why the south east is such a paradise for boaters appeared the past few days with amazing river levels all over the place.  Overflow is one of the highlights for Class IV+ boaters and  it was a good stomp'n level - perfect for test driving the new Wave Sport Recon.  Craig was willing to "sacrifice" his time and give the Recon an all-out  southern test drive.  OverFlow + Recon=great review by Craig (and pretty funny too).....

World Cup 2012 Begins This Weekend

Rock Island, TN Hosts 2012 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup #1 August 24-26

2012 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup comes to USA

15 Countries Registered for the World Cup

News Flash!!

There are 17 countries registered for the September 7-9 ICF Canoe Freestyle World CupComing from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan, the Nantahala Gorge is already welcoming in the teams here to compete on the Nantahala Freestyle Wave.

Read more....

Boats, Gear and More! Fall Sale.

8th Annual Nantahala Open


April 21st is the 8th annual Nantahala Open!

Heading to the Olympics via the Nantahala

The Nantahala River is hosting a good number of Olympic hopefuls March 23, 24 and 25 as whitewater slalom kayakers and canoers from all over the country participate in the Bank of America U.S. Open race.

RíoQuijos EcoLodge and Reserve, Ecuador

Canton Sardinas, Quijos, Ecuador – 29 February, 2012- The RíoQuijos EcoLodge & Reserve is open for business!  Follow the progress of the project from start to finish through our photo album!
And check out the RioQuijos EcoLodge website....

Grand Opening of the World Freestyle Wave


Bryson City, NC (December 8, 2011)—The Nantahala Gorge Organizing Committee (“NGOC”) will celebrate the grand opening of the 2013 Wave on Friday, December 16 with a ceremony, reception and paddling exhibition starting at 12pm. The 2013 Wave is the competition site of the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships on the Nantahala River, an event expected to draw 500 international athletes and thousands of spectators.

The Nantahala River will host the 2013 International Freestyle Competition. And the remodeling of the feature is underway!

The Nantahala River will host the 2013 International Freestyle Competition.  And the remodeling of the feature is underway!

Spring Specials on Boating Gear

It is time to get out and boat!
But if you do not have a boat, you can't go.
Check out our close out specials on limited number of 2011 Wave Sport Boats!
Call us today to check on availability!!
And don't forget - you can always use our new layaway program.


Redefining What a Boater’s Store Should Be All About

Word of the Day: Boater’s Store
Boater’s Store (ˈbō-tərz ˈstȯr) Noun. Definition: 1. Store where you can come directly off the river and feel welcome regardless of whether you’re dripping in to buy a new pair of nose clips or a new kayak. 2. Online store for staff-tested kayaks and river gear, now with more personalized service.

Synonym: Boater’s Store is the new name of “the shop” at Endless River Adventures.

Read more!!

Rafting World Championships on the Pacuare River

The Pacuare River of Costa Rica will host more 35 countries this month for the 2011 World Rafting Championships.

2011 National Championships on the Nantahala

The Nantahala River will be the site of the 2011 Canoe & Kayak Slalom National Championships-hosted by the Nantahala Race Club.

United We Paddle 911 Event

Endless River Adventures is excited to be part of the 9/11 United We Paddle 911 Event!

The Ocoee Season is not Over!!

The end of labor Day weekend signals the end of week-day releases on the Ocoee River. But Saturdays and Sundays and full fall release week are all wonderful times to be on the river!

New and Used Kayak Gear: your excuse for escaping to the river!

If you have not found the right gear for getting out and paddling, we still have limited demo/instruction gear. Check out what is on the list that might work for you!

See what's biting on The Fly Line.

Check out the Fly Line for updates on fly fishing in western North Carolina. This is also the place to find reports on our international peacock bass fishing trips in Amazonia Ecuador.

Buzz About 2013 Freestyle Worlds

Read up on the buzz around the 2013 World Freestyle Event that will be hosted here on the Nantahala River!

Fluid Kayaks Arrive in the Gorge

Who is Fluid Kayaks? Fluid has slowly been making their mark in the southeast for being reliable, solid, high performance kayaks.  Their designs include the planning hulled Solo creek boat; the high performance Nemesis; the river running playboat-the Spice; and the Element, Fluid’s plastic surfboat.  And now you can find Fluid kayaks here at Endless River Adventures.

ERA pledges sponsorship to Team River Runners Chapter

A new chapter of Team River Runner has been formed in Augusta, GA.  Endless River Adventures (ERA) has committed to sponsoring the newly formed chapter with equipment procurement and hands-on training for volunteer staff and participating vets.   

We Are All About Kids!

Liquidlogic and Big Dog Kayaks


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